March 01, 2006 07:20:13am
Re: Strange happenings at Dead Shows
It was a really big shoe!
And the closest thing to mania at a concert I've experienced,
in 35 years of going to live shows.
I've tried to make a list of every show I've ever seen: band, year and venue, at least the ones I remember, just for fun at:
(nothing commercial, no solicitatations on this beat pop blog)
Comments and other lists welcome.
Thanks to this Strange happenings at Dead Shows - an interesting thread with lots of amusing memories,
some of which may work their way into LMA reviews;
we've shared another aspect of live music.
Little pieces of the puzzle that may jog memories, of artist and audience; or add details which may be interest to archivists.
Not everything was caught on tape, such as the aforementioned banter between the standees and sitters at a mid-1970 Fillmore West GD show (it was probably Garcia who said, "There's nothin' to see!")
Every show from every year has it's individual character(s).
Like at the Fillmore West sometime in 1970, there was a big fellow in dashiki walking or parading around by the snack bar, announcing, in a strikingly loud and clear voice,
"I am the king of LSD!" or "I am the king of acid" repeatedly. Never saw him again.
One person posting above also attended
the sip or swig Winterland show.
Do you know the actual date of that, and if it's in the LMA?
Oddly enough, I never had anything psychedelic at a live concert (except cannabis) other than one time; 1997 at the Purple Onion.
Google the 90's Purple Onion freak shows if you enjoy strange happenings.